Exchange 2010 SP3 Schema Update

Posted on 2013-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
We are running Exchange 2010 SP1 RU2.  We will be upgrading to Exchange 2010 SP3 and then installing RU2.  We have two production servers and one DR server.

The SP3 runs an AD Schema update.

1) Are there any issues with running the AD Schema update a week before installing SP3 to the Exchange servers?

2) Which server should I run the Schema Update from? Exchange Server or Domain Controller?

Question by:mokn
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Vijaya Babu Sekar earned 225 total points
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1) Are there any issues with running the AD Schema update a week before installing SP3 to the Exchange servers?

No Issue

2) Which server should I run the Schema Update from? Exchange Server or Domain Controller?

Domain controller. because before installing Exchange server SP3, we would need to extend the schema first. so you can run on Domain Controller.


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Thanks for your response. If you don't mind one more question, I just came across this and am not sure if this is something we really need to worry about. Currently IPv6 is disabled on our Exchange servers in the adapter settings and in the registry per Microsoft's recommendation when we did the initial Exchange install. Please see this link and I would appeciate your thoughts.

See #5 from this link.....

5. Status of IPv6
Do you have IPv6 enabled in “Local Area Connection”? If you have IPv6 network and ticked/enabled in Local Area Connection, then it is fine.

But if you do NOT have IPv6 network and somehow unticked/disabled in Local Area Connection, follow below steps before Update Rollup installation.

•Enable IPv6 in Local Area Connection.
•Use Registry Editor and add registry key to completely disable IPv6 on a Windows Server 2008 computer as per KB952842
This may cause Exchange services to start or from changing ‘Startup Type’ (disabled to Automatic) after installation.
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 225 total points
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Personally I would reverse the disabling of IPv6.
If you are in a single domain forest you don't have to run the adprep separately, the GUI will do everything for you when you update the first server.

Microsoft don't recommend that IPv6 is disabled and as far as I am aware never have done. They don't test their products with it disabled either.


Author Comment

ID: 39624772
Thanks Simon. I read that the SP3 install will update the Schema, but would like to know if there were any issues with running the schema update a week prior to the SP3 installation.
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Expert Comment

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
ID: 39624834
You can run it in advance, and Exchange doesn't care. What I am saying is that you don't have to do that.


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